Online Reading Tutoring

For struggling and emerging readers

Help your child grow their reading muscles with one-on-one research-based, systematic, multisensory reading lessons.


Is your child struggling or just learning to read?

Does your reader:

  • make up text?
  • guess at words?
  • lack strategies for decoding unknown words?
  • reverse letters in reading and writing frequently?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, individualized instruction can help give your child skills and strategies they need to become a proficient, confident reader.

Hi!  I'm Jenny Barr

I have been helping children learn to read for more than twenty-five years.  I am a former public school teacher with a reading intervention background turned homeschool mom.  I have taught first grade, trained teachers as a K-3 Literacy Coach, and worked with hundreds of students as an intervention teacher and online reading teacher and tutor. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's in Education from the University of Florida. I am currently a certified teacher in Florida with a reading endorsement.

I know that teaching your child to read can be worrisome for parents, and even frustrating at times.  Sometimes you don't even know where to start or how to help your child when they get stuck.

That's why we created reading tutoring support as an extension of The Homeschool Well online community. As parents (all parents -- not just homeschoolers!), we just need help at times to give our kids the best education possible when they need a little boost to overcome roadblocks and confusions. We understand and we're here to help!

Individualized Online Tutoring

Whether your child is just learning to read or is struggling to read, our one-on-one tutoring is designed to help your child learn skills and strategies to become a competent, fluent reader.

 Benefits of Our Tutoring Program: 

Powerful, Engaging Instruction

We provide personalized research-based reading strategies targeting your child's specific needs and learning pace for optimal progress. Our lessons are engaging and robust so your child stays motivated and focused. 

Multisensory Lesson Format 

Our lessons use many modalities to make learning letter sounds and strategies stick. Your reader will use sight, touch, hearing, and movement all throughout the lessons to connect with and remember what they learn.

Flexible Scheduling 

Busy schedule? No problem. Our online tutoring sessions can be conveniently arranged to fit your family's routine. And you don't have to leave your house or rearrange your schedule to get your child to tutoring!

Follow-up Practice

Each lesson has a culminating activity at the end to practice skills that were taught during the lesson. Your child will always have a word list and/or a short book/passage to put into real practice the skills taught during the lesson.

Regular Progress Monitoring

Witness your child's growth firsthand. We provide regular progress tracking and updates on your child's reading journey so you know exactly where they are.

Parent Communication 

We will always communicate with you so that you know how your child is doing. We will also give tips to help your reader keep their skills sharp throughout the week for maximum reading gains.

Here's How It Works:

Step 1

Schedule a call with us.

On this initial zoom meeting, we will get to know each other briefly and talk about your concerns and reading support your child needs.  We will also talk about their strengths and challenges and see if we are a good fit.


Step 2

We will set up a personalized plan and schedule that works for you.

Assuming your child is a good fit for our program, we will set up an evaluation screening to get to know their strengths and weaknesses and design 2-3 tutoring sessions per week based on the needs of your child and your family schedule.  We recommend regular weekly sessions so that your child is given adequate practice and review to keep skills fresh in their mind.  Struggling readers need very frequent practice and review to make progress.

Step 3

Begin tutoring and watch your child soar!

Once we have set up a schedule and a personalized plan for your reader (usually takes 1-2 weeks), we will begin sessions. Each week, students will work on building their reading muscles in the research-based areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Regular progress monitoring will be used to track gains and then communicated to the parent.

With our individualized help, your child will finally be able to...

Feel empowered with solid strategies for reading unknown words.

Confidently read passages of text with better fluency and comprehension.

Experience success and a sense of accomplishment in their new abilities!

Frequently Asked Questions

It's Time to Take Action

and Empower Your Reader

Give your child the gift of reading and start their road to progress today!